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Grading and Staging Chronic Hepatitis in Liver Biopsy

Purpose:

To grade the severity of involvement and stage the degree of fibrosis in chronic hepatitis.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K73.9, K73.0, K73.1, K73.2

Description:

The terminology used to describe the histopathology of chronic hepatitis has been recently updated. Terms used previously such as chronic persistent hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis and chronic lobular hepatitis have been discontinued in favor of a schema give a grade of inflammatory activity and stage of fibrosis.

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